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Potential Entries for Cumbernauld Meet

May 2nd, 2016   

The potential entries are available for the Cumbernauld Open Age Group & Senior Meet are available on the Meet page:
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Sheffield Teaspoons trip

May 2nd, 2016   

Please note that this year’s trip to Sheffield has unfortunately been cancelled. This is due to a number of factors…

1. The date coincides with the first District Regional Program weekend.
2. Lindsay will be attending this DRP weekend.
3. Several Rutherglen swimmers who would normally have gone to Sheffield are likely to be attending the DRP weekend.
4. The number of swimmers registering an interest in Sheffield this year was considerably down on previous years and so likely to increase the financial burden on those fewer swimmers.

An alternative trip may be considered and if so will be communicated in due course. In the meantime all deposits will be returned.

Clyde Coast Round 3

May 1st, 2016   
The Clyde Coast Mini League team had a fantastic trip to Campbeltown on Saturday to compete against Kintyre and Scotia for a place in the finals in June. Again every kid swam and supported each other so well and they were a credit to the Club. As were the more mature travelling support 😉. The team came second behind Scotia and so will need to wait till the completion of round 3 to see where they finish. Regardless it has been a great competition with lots of new swimmers and parents experiencing the excitement of the Clyde Coast Mini League.
Some other highs and lows included Mr Bradley’s attempted geography lessons on the bus, a touch of nausea for some (probably unrelated to those lessons), some amazing views of Scotland’s fantastic landscape, a trip to the beach and a chip shop invasion. I’m sure all will agree it was a great day.
The event was the last competition Elise and Leona McQueenie and Maddie McCallum were competing with Rutherglen before they move to Glasgow so we wish them all the best.
Final scores:
Scotia 170
Rutherglen 148
Kintyre 117
Some photos of the trip (thanks Gerry)
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Draft Programme for North Ayrshire Junior Meet 2016

April 29th, 2016   

The draft programme for the North Ayrshire Junior Meet 2016 is now available on its meet page: Please log in to see link

Lost & Found

April 29th, 2016   

Pink Swim cap and blue Speedo Speed Socket goggles. If found, please pass on to Louise or Gerry Bradley.

Finis snorkel. If found, please pass on to Franny Fairweather or the club desk

Weekend Training & Events

April 29th, 2016   

FRIDAY 29th April 2016
– Training as normal, Coach Paul Donald/Andrew Park.

SATURDAY 30th April 2016
– AM training at Lifestyles 07.00-08.15 then Land Training & Yoga at Trinity, Fiona and Elena.
– Clyde Coast Campbeltown/Kintyre, Coach Lindsay. Bus 8:15 outside the pool. 
– East Kilbride 16.00-17.45, Coach Paul Donald.

SUNDAY 1st May 2016
– PM training at Lifestyles, Fiona

Club contact Info

Clyde Coast Round 3, Campbeltown

April 26th, 2016   

The Clyde Coast list is available to update on the club notice board. Please tick if the swimmer is available and travelling on the bus.

Bus details: Swimmers should arrive at Eastfield no later than 8:15. The bus will return around 8:00pm. Cost is £5 per family. Any remaining seats will be free for adults.

Coaches Notice

April 26th, 2016   

Lindsay has uploaded a notice on new morning sessions: Please log in to see more

Thanks From Lindsay

April 23rd, 2016   

From Lindsay:

Thanks to everyone for the cakes and wee surprise on poolside last night for my 60th Birthday. That was last Friday, however I thought I had quietly taken the night off as Pam, leigh and Neale took me to Carluccio’s in Glasgow. Sadly the Rock concert in Berlin didn’t quite work out, Italy next time J

Thanks again
Lindsay

Best in the West confirmed swims

April 22nd, 2016   

The Best in the West Meet page has been  updated with the confirmed entries and programmes: Please log in to see more

There are also some notes about changes to the schedule:

Evening sessions are cancelled and Finals for 50s in Session 2 and 4 are retained and are at the end of the each session.
The heats for the 50’s have been moved to the beginning of the session, although the Event Nos. have been retained.

The start times for Sat/Sun sessions has also been changed as follows –

Morning Warm Ups: 8.30am
Morning Starts: 9.30am
Afternoon Warm Ups: 12.00pm
Afternoons Starts: 1.00pm

An appeal has gone out to all Clubs to bring as many Technical Officials as possible as the low swimmers numbers impacts on available STOs.

UKCC L1 Teaching Aquatics

April 21st, 2016   

Lindsay has forwarded a notice from South Lanarkshire Leisure about the upcoming “UKCC L1 Teaching Aquatics” course. Please contact Lindsay if you are interested in applying.


We are running a Level 1 UKCC Teaching Aquatics commencing Wed 6th July. Booking can be made by calling 01698 476262. The course cost is £300 which must be paid at the time of booking.Bookings are on a first come first served basis.

Subsidies must be applied for with sportScotland a minimum of 4 wks in advance. Late applications are not considered. A maximum subsidy of £100 can be applied for.

This is the link to apply for sportScotland bursary funding.

http://mysport.sportscotland.org.uk/Account/Login/?ReturnUrl=%2fMyWork%2fUkccApplication%2fNew%2f%3flevel%3d1%26type%3dindividual&level=1&type=individual

Candidates must be members of Scottish Swimming. Please ensure that you are joining for 2016/2017. You can use South Lanarkshire Leisure Swim School as your organisation if you do not have one. Link below

http://www.scottishswimming.com/media/1675256/2016-2017-Swim-School-Membership-Form.pdf

Course Code is 016JUL011 L1 TA

Level 1 Course
Wednesday        6 July   5pm – 9.30pm       A McCoist
Thursday         7 July   9am – 3.30pm       Larkhall LC
Friday           8 July   9am – 3.30pm       Larkhall LC
Saturday         9 July   9.45am – 5.30pm    Larkhall LC
Sunday          10 July   8.30am – 3.30pm    Larkhall LC
Wednesday       13 July   5pm – 9.30pm       A McCoist

Accessing poolside at Lifestyles

April 21st, 2016   

Please note that we have been asked by Lifestyles management to refrain from using the cafe area door to access poolside. It is a designated fire door and should only be used in emergencies. Please make sure you access poolside through the changing area only.

Coaches Notice

April 19th, 2016   

Lindsay has uploaded a notice about last weekends Clyde Coast in Kilmarnock: Please log in to see more

Coaches Notice

April 19th, 2016   

Lindsay has uploaded a notice on next Thursdays Training Evening “The Human Connection” available to committee and parents: Please log in to see more

Rascals Graded Meet – Potential Entries

April 18th, 2016   

The potential entries have been added to the Rascals Graded Meet page: Please log in to see more